Afghanistan’s Rubab Music by Homayoun Sakhi

Rubab is a Afghanistan’s representative musical instrument, it is one of core instrument of Central Asia. Two Giant of world music event organizer in New York, Robert Browning Assosicates and Kamala Cesar Buckner who is a director of the mecca of world music and dance in New York, Lotus Music & Dance co-present the rare opportunity of Afghanistan’s traditional music in New York. This program marks a rare NY appearance of Homayoun Sakhi, who has established an international reputation as the outstanding Afghan rubab player of his generation.

A master of the rubab, a skin-faced lute that is revered as the national instrument of Afghanistan, he performs the music of Afghanistan, which is rich in traditions that span the Middle East, Central Asia and North India. Since immigrating to the US , he has composed for the Kronos Quartet and the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, established a music school in Fremont, California, and appeared at prestigious venues and festivals, including Carnegie Hall, Paris’s Theatre De Ville, the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, and the Fes Festival of World Sacred Music.

fiercely virtuosic” –San Francisco Chronicle

Friday, April 27, 2018 at 8:00pm
4th Annual A World in Trance Festival: Afghanistan
Roulette, 509 Atlantic Avenue (at 3rd Ave), Downtown Brooklyn

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